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Self-Immolations Continue in Tunisia

[An ambulance takes Adel Khadri to the hospital following his self-immolation. Image taken from screenshot of video uploaded by Al Qarra TV on YouTube.]

On 12 March, Adel Khadri, a twenty-seven year old cigarette street vendor, set himself on fire on Tunis’ main street, Habib Bourguiba Avenue. According to eyewitnesses, Khadri shouted: “This is a young man who sells cigarettes because of unemployment,” before setting himself on fire. Khadri passed away early this morning at Ben Arous’ Burns Hospital. Collective blog Nawaat reports [fr]: Le jeune vendeur à la sauvette qui, désespéré par ses conditions de vie, ...

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Afef Abrougui reports on censorship and freedom of expression related stories in Tunisia for Index on Censorship. Afef is a recent graduate from the High Institute of Human Sciences of Tunis. Her interests include media studies, filmmaking, photography, reading and travelling. Follow Afef on Twitter: @AfefTN